Prepare Your Community
- Mayors' Timeline to Engage VSPs and B/MHPs
- The Role of Victim Assistance Professionals in Preparing for Mass Violence Incidents
- Victim Assistance Agency “Go Kit” Checklist
- Master Acronym List for Mass Violence Events
- Role of VSPs Readiness, Response, Recovery and Resilience Matrix
- Unexpected Challenges for Communities during the Immediate Response of a Mass Violence Incident
- Unexpected Challenges for Communities in Recovery Phase
- Police Executive Research Forum | The Role of Police Executives in Assisting Victims of Mass Violence: Lessons from the Field
While we all hope that our communities are never the target of a mass violence incident, it is crucial that we are prepared and have a plan in place in the event that an incident does arise. You cannot plan for everything and each incident is unique.
The Preparedness, Response, & Recovery Team at the National Mass Violence Center is working with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) on reviewing the OVC Mass Violence and Terrorism Toolkit. The Toolkit contains information and tools for victim assistance professionals, as well as local, state, and federal government officials that can be used to prepare communities for mass violence incidents.
Our team will be suggesting additional items for possible inclusion in the Toolkit and identifying tools in the current Toolkit that may need modified. Members of our team will work with OVC to develop and incorporate the new or changed items into the Toolkit.
Please check this page for updates and additional information on preparing your community for mass violence incidents.
Office for Victims of Crime Toolkit
Access the current version of the Office for Victims of Crime Toolkit.
Do you have suggestions on preparing for mass violence? We want to hear from you. Click below to email the Preparedness, Response & Recovery Team at the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center.